Dread Clampitt at Locals Last Stand. Photo by Shelly Swanger.

Dread Clampitt at the first Locals Last Stand party. Photo by Shelly Swanger.

Mark your calendars for 30A’s third annual Locals Last Stand party on Sunday, May 17, 2015, and savor one last chance to enjoy 30A before the mad dash of the summer tourism season kicks off.

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Geoff McBride

Geoff McBride

“After the frenzy of Spring Break, locals always work very hard to prepare for a busy and successful summer season,” said 30A’s Mike Ragsdale. “Every year, our Locals Last Stand party gives us one last chance to all come together to celebrate before our summer guests arrive in full force.”

This year’s free party will feature performances by Zack Rosicka, The Owsley Brothers and Geoff McBride. The 2015 event will be held at Watersound Origins.

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Sandestin’s new marketing director, Phil Werz, chats with 30A Radio about all the amazing events going on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the 29th annual Sandestin Wine Festival.

Werz talks about the area’s longest running wine fest, known as the ‘Kentucky Derby’ of wine festivals, the over 100 wine tents that will be set up at Baytowne Wharf this weekend, performer Maggie Chapman and how people can kick off the festival in style with a Champagne and Seafood Voyage on the Choctawhatchee Bay. Werz also chats about his career at ESPN before he became Sandestin’s “God of Phones.”

Music by Eric Lindell off his new album “The Sun and The Sea.”

Tickets are still available. Grab yours NOW!

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Allison Wickey in her studio on 30A.

Local artist Allison Wickey will be heading abroad to the South of France in June to lead a once-in-a-lifetime artists’ retreat.

Two weeklong sessions will be held at the Rhone Retreat, a bed and breakfast built in the 1800s in Gaujac, located in France’s picturesque Provence region. The retreat has on-site farm-to-table catering, massages, and its own pool.

Artists and beginners alike are invited to attend the retreats, which will be held June 2-8 and June 10-16, 2015.

Wickey will take participants step-by-step through her process using Venetian plaster and glazes to create their own original pieces to take home.

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Award-winning local band Continuum stopped by The 30A Store in Gulf Place this week to debut their new album LOUD.

The band chats with 30A Radio about the making of their recent music video, which they shot on Palafox Street in Pensacola, how the band members met each other and the craziest places to play on 30A.

This show features Continuum’s single “Top of the World.”

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Sweets

A very pregnant Sweets was rescued from the county shelter and delivered five precious babies upon her arrival to Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport.

Now that all of her babies have been adopted, this beautiful two-year-old Lab/Hound mix is ready to find a forever home of her very own. If her mothering skills are any indication, then she’ll be a loyal, loving and gentle dog.

If you think that Sweets is truly the perfect match for you, then you must come meet her at Alaqua.

To adopt Sweets or any other animal at Alaqua, visit alaquaanimalrefuge.com or call 850-880-6399.

30A Sand Rover Rally

Over 80 vintage Land Rovers and funky beach cruisers of all makes and models traveled from across the southeast to attend the 2nd Annual 30A Sand Rover Rally presented by Land Rover Gulf Coast.

Off-road enthusiasts hit the dusty trails in Point Washington State Forest on Saturday, April 11, 2015, followed by the afternoon rally at Grayton Beach State Park. The group then celebrated a long, successful day during an after-party at the world-famous Red Bar.

Check out some of the spectacular images captured by photographer Sean Murphy:

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